Bouteloua curtipendula Bouteloua curtipendula (Sideoats grama) #21593
Common Name Side Oats Grama, Mesquite Grama
Latin Name Bouteloua curtipendula
Family Poaceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones 1-3, 7-11, 14, 18-21 / 4-9
Type / Form Grass / Medium
Native Habitat Plains and deserts between 0 to 4,000 feet in North America
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once per month
Exposure Full to part sun
Height X Width 2 feet spreading
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Stressdeciduous
Flowers Purple blooms summer to fall
Bark / Roots  
Maintenance Low
Propogation Seeds
Pest and diseases  
Landscape uses Erosion control, ground cover, container, rock garden, borders, low maintenance, foliage accent, parkways, specimen, bedding, cut flowers
Garden Suitability Thornless, Songbird
Ornamental Value Purple blooms summer to fall
Nature Value Seeds and foliage eaten by all browsing mammals
Native American Uses None
Links  
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1578/
    Images and data http://www.bluestem.ca/bouteloua-curtipendula.htm
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=1128
    Images and data http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/graminoid/boucur/all.html
    Images and data http://www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/plantfinder/plant.asp?code=G730
    Images and data http://www.crescentbloom.com/Plants/Specimen/BO/Bouteloua%20curtipendula.htm
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=bocu
    Images and data http://www.bluestem.ca/bouteloua-curtipendula.htm
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=BOCU
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/749.htm
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.cnplx.info/nplx/species?taxon=Bouteloua+curtipendula
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